Bilgen Coşkun completed his PhD studies in Brand Management and Communication at Steinbeis-University Berlin and has been consulting global fashion and lifestyle brands about brand strategy, design collection and retail.
He has been s leading the Fashion Management Department at Istanbul Moda Academy since 2013 and curating design projects and exhibitions in global platforms such as Milan, Paris and Brussels Design Weeks. Coşkun is writing for renowned publications in Turkey and globally about design.
IN-BETWEEN Design Platform is generating projects aiming to create value through design, bringing designers, industry and academy together through a representative platform.
Bilgen Coşkun and Dilek Öztürk talked with architects and urban planners Christelle Lahoud, Pontus Westerberg and Klas Groth from UN-Habitat about designing smart cities through participatory planning approaches.
Bilgen Coşkun and Dilek Öztürk talked with sociologist and Living Cities member Jennie Björstad, about social inclusion, “yes culture” and the role volunteers for urban development.
Bilgen Coşkun and Dilek Öztürk had an inclusive conversation with Stockholm based architect Rahel Belatchew about how architecture of today can be a powerful tool to unite the society through flexible design concepts and re-thinking sustainability with functionality which is beyond the material.